'Game of Thrones' just lost a very powerful fan (SPOILER)

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Once Again, 'Game of Thrones' Gets Called Out for Rape Scene


HBO's "Game of Thrones" is no stranger to the controversy attached to its frequent portrayal of sexual violence. Last week's episode put the series back in hot water after airing a brutally graphic rape scene between Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon).

Twitter reacted with horror, but one particularly powerful fan had strong words regarding the scene and the series itself on social media.

Senator Claire McCaskill (Missouri) took to Twitter writing, "Ok, I'm done Game of Thrones. Water Garden, stupid. Gratuitous rape scene disgusting and unacceptable."


Senator McCaskill was hardly the only viewer upset by the horrific sexual violence.


President of HBO Michael Lombardo continues to stand by the creative vision of the wildly popular series.

Via NY Times

"We fully support the vision and artistry of Dan and David's exceptional work and we feel this work speaks for itself." - Michael Lombardo



While the frequent violence in "Game of Thrones" may be questionable, the beauty of the filming locations are undeniable. Click through some of the most breathtaking locations featured on the show below:
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'Game of Thrones' just lost a very powerful fan (SPOILER)
Castle Ward, Northern Ireland

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Ballintoy Harbor, Northern Ireland

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Dark Hedges in County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Photo: Peter Morrison/AP

Ballintoy Harbor, Northern Ireland

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Mourne Mountains, Northern Ireland

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Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland

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Fortress Lovrijenac, Croatia

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

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Essaouira, Morocco

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Essaouira, Morocco

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Alcazar of Seville, Spain

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Alcazar of Seville, Spain

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Azure Window, Malta

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Fort Manoel, Malta

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Mdina, Malta

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